A number of tech companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft require employees in Seattle to work from home to limit the spread of Coronavirus.
Both Amazon and Facebook have closed their offices in Seattle (Washington, USA) after employees here became infected with Covid-19.
The disease continues to spread in the US, including California and New York City. In Washington state, where the first case of corona virus was detected in the country, the situation became worse with at least 70 people infected with Covid-19 and 10 deaths.
The Verge informed that several technology companies in Seattle had introduced a policy of working from home to limit the spread of Covid-19.
Amazon encourages employees in Seattle and Bellevue to work from home until the end of March. The recommendation came after Amazon confirmed that an employee in Seattle was isolated from corona virus. This person has not been to the company since February 25.
Google requires employees in Washington state to work remotely if possible, and do not bring visitors to these state headquarters.
Facebook closed its office in Seattle after a person was positive for the corona virus. The company encourages 5,000 employees in Seattle to work from home until March 31. They also restrict visitors to the office.
Microsoft allows employees in Seattle and San Francisco to work remotely from March 25.
Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, said the company encourages all employees to work remotely if possible. He added that this guide applies to headquarters. Dorsey himself works from home.
To date, there are more than 97,000 confirmed cases of corona virus in the world, more than 3,300 deaths.